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Middle Level Edition

High School Edition

In this issue, the elementary edition of Science Class focuses on Access for All. This theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.

To view the middle level and high school versions of Science Class, please click on the links to your left.


Students are always interested in the world around them, but many face challenges that can inhibit learning about their world. Whether students' challenges are physical, economic, or language-related, your challenge is to ensure that all of your students have access to science. In this issue, learn about some of the resources available to help you meet that challenge.

Access for All in the News

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.

Not knowing the language can be a challenge when learning various subjects or navigating a new school. Read an article from The Washington Post that explains how a Maryland school system created an outreach program that teaches practical English used in the classroom and helps bridge cultural differences.

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Access for All on the Net

In this month's elementary journal, Science and Children, NSTA members read "PARKnerships Are for All." The link to that article is:


SciLinks is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content chosen for printed articles and books. It does so through keywords; the keyword from "PARKnerships Are for All" is:

Wetland: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263562111111033

Online Extension

Exploring nature in winter can be a great educational opportunity. NSTA members can download animal tracking cards as part of the online version of Science and Children's "Snowy Entomology" article:

NSTA Articles on Access for All

The following NSTA journal articles provide you with some ideas for making science accessible for all students.

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Books, Books, Books

Click here to view books that deal with equity in today's classrooms:


Click here to view the new books from NSTA Press:


Professional Development

Creating equitable conditions in which every child can succeed is the goal of good educators. These equity materials from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse can help teachers and administrators acknowledge children's diverse strengths, identify inequities, and improve the ways they serve students with varied needs.

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NSTA Opportunities

Be Active in NSTA: Join a Committee!

Your NSTA membership can mean so much more than reading journals and attending conventions. Why not help shape your professional organization by volunteering to serve on an NSTA committee?

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An Online WebNews Survey

NSTA WebNews Service wants to know if they are giving you the news you need the way you want it. Take this brief online survey and tell them what you think.

Click here to complete the survey:


Write for NSTA's Journals

NSTA members want to read about your teaching experiences. To find out more, visit:

Science & Children (Grades PreK–5) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-11/sc.htm

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